With the car loaded to the brim and adventurous hearts, we hit the open road!
We made the 6 1/2 hour drive with only three stops (two restroom breaks and a grocery stop). We checked into Little Norway resort at Mantrap Lake. It is quite possible that this is Minnesota’s version of heaven!
Charlie’s on vacay time!
“Charlie! Be Pizza Lady and Tramp with me!”
We got ourselves settled and groceries unpacked, and checked it out. The lake was so clear you could see the bottom, and tiny little fish ready to be caught! We managed to get a fire made and a couple s’mores eaten before the rain drove us in for the evening.
Sunday we slept in, enjoyed a muffin-filled, sunny, lakeside morning!
The Adventure Crew is united at Little Norway!
The pals arrived, and we hit the beach as soon as they could get their suits on! We swam and paddled and giggled and cannonballed. Perfection! We returned to the cabin to for dinner, and had a blast fishing off the dock. They’d catch fish almost as quickly as they’d drop it! We wrapped up our evening with cards and fun! Welcome to Vacation!
Monday was a bit cool, so we headed to Itasca State Park for some hiking and sight seeing
We followed the Mississippi north. WAY north, to it’s start!
And we found the largest white pine in Minnesota!
Oh, Charlie! There is a restroom right there!
Then we go karted! Charlie and I lapped everyone! It was awesome!
Lots of hole in 1’s, good times, and Charlie as a winner!
We walked through Mantrap, the cutest little town! And of course we found the candy shop and popcorn store!
Back to the dock to fish!
We cleaned up, had dinner, and played Unstable Unicorns and Cribbage!
Hello, Tuesday! Blue skies and sunshine as far as the eye can see!
That’s my Carty, clear out there in her happy place!
And Charlie paddling along!
Lunch, Unicorns, Cribbage, happiness
Oh, Charlie! Purple question: Who does legend say stole from the rich and gave to the poor? “Uhh … Donald Trump?”
The things we do for our kids! Grossest damn thing EVER!
Wednesday, we were back at it!
And we ended our day with Poker!
Friday morning in town, for sweets, sweatshirts, and sandwiches!
Cards, cards, and more cards! We love it!
Leaving always makes me feel pretty barfy, too, B!